[sdiy] Circuit board posts/spacers?

Paul Burns paul at fitvideo.co.uk
Wed Oct 13 10:14:48 CEST 2010

I have literally thousands of brass, aluminium and steel hex standoffs and
screws, as there are always at least 10 surplus to requirements every time
after constructing a PC. If you know anyone who repairs or builds PCs on a
regular basis , I should contact them.


Paul Burns

-----Original Message-----
From: synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl
[mailto:synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl] On Behalf Of David G. Dixon
Sent: 13 October 2010 01:18
To: 'ian taylor'; synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl
Subject: Re: [sdiy] Circuit board posts/spacers?

I used to use those little nylon spacers for mounting PCBs to stooge
brackets, but then my local shop ran out and couldn't get any more.  So, I
switched to using stainless steel hex spacers which have a screw on one end
and a threaded hole on the other, with a small nut and screw.  I attach
these to the stooge bracket with the nut, and then attach the PCB to them
with the screws.  This has been great because I can't tell you how many
times I've been on my hands and knees trying to find those damn little
cylinders which have fallen and rolled off the bench.  My local shop sells
four sets of three pieces each (hex spacer, nut and screw) for $1.  The
spacers come in different lengths -- I use 10 mm.

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